Author: Joyce Grant

Hide-a-Kiss
5-min. ideas Games

Hide-a-Kiss

Would your child read a sentence if he knew he’d be rewarded with a Hershey’s Kiss? For kids who are really resisting reading, here’s an idea that makes reading instantly fun and rewarding. Hide a Hershey’s Kiss in the child’s room. Then, put a note on his pillow that says […]

A book about Me
1-hour ideas Crafts

A book about Me

For a child, the most exciting thing to read about is – himself. One of the best ways to get a child excited about reading is to give him a book that he opens to discover it’s all about him. What could be better? And it’s really simple to do. […]

Surround your child with books.
Reading theory Research

Surround your child with books.

Children feel excited about reading when they feel entitled to books. Our lives are full of cliques. There are the athletes. The computer geeks. The artists. When someone who is athletic walks into a sporting situation, he feels at home. That’s because he’s regularly surrounded by sports – he watches […]

Welcome
Getting Kids Reading

Welcome

Welcome to the Getting Kids Reading blog! I’m passionate about reading, and believe that kids can feel passionate about it, too – with a little help from their parents. My son has been reading since he was very young, and now, at age 7, it’s almost as natural for him […]